Allambee Counselling in Mandurah to get $1 milion over four years


Tracey Simpson, Amanda Ahearn, Mandurah MLA David Templeman, Nicola Lambert and Terri Coughlan at the launch.
Tracey Simpson, Amanda Ahearn, Mandurah MLA David Templeman, Nicola Lambert and Terri Coughlan at the launch.

OF all the commitments he has made in 17 years in State Parliament, one of the most important to Mandurah MLA David Templeman was his election promise of $1 million over four years to Mandurah’s Allambee Counselling.

That promise became reality when representatives of a range of organisations packed out the meeting room of Lotteries House to celebrate the new Peel Family and Domestic Counselling Service.

Mr Templeman said Allambee’s 26-year journey had often been a tortured one of begging and borrowing to meet the increasing demands of domestic violence.

“So many women and children are affected by domestic violence every day and I am proud to deliver my election commitment for Allambee’s new Peel Family and Domestic Counselling Service,’’ he said.

“It is very important this service is now funded by the State Government.

“This funding has allowed the service to be delivered free to families and children in Mandurah and Peel and has created new counselling jobs in Mandurah.

“I am so proud of Allambee’s journey over the past 26 years and the continued expansion of services they provide to the Peel region.’’